Design Now: Houston


“Design Now: Houston” explores graphic design as a leading force in visual communication and positions Houston as an emerging contributor to the national and global design scene. Presented in partnership with AIGA Houston, “Design Now: Houston” showcases the best works of graphic design in Houston today, with pieces as effective as they are beautiful; from typography to web and interactive design, visual identity to editorial design.

“Design Now: Houston” explores graphic design’s influence as a visual medium on both our city and our culture, and is juried by a panel of experts in the field of graphic design from around the country.


Book and Publication Design | Commercial Illustration/Photography | Brand Strategies | Corporate Communications Design | Editorial Design | Environmental Design | Information Design | Logo and Identity Systems Design | Motion Design | Package Design | Poster Design | Promotional Design | Web/Interactive Design | Student


Matteo Bologna
Partner, Mucca Design, New York City

Matteo Bologna is the founder and principal of Mucca Design. His multidisciplinary background in architecture, graphic design, illustration and typography facilitated his early business successes and inspired his decision to create a New York branding and design agency.

Ellen Lupton
Author, Educator, Baltimore

Ellen Lupton is curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City and director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. An author of numerous books and articles on design, she is a public-minded critic, frequent lecturer, and AIGA Gold Medalist.

Claudia De Almedia
Design, Lecturer, San Francisco

Claudia de Almeida is an award winning Art Director, graphic design instructor and self-proclaimed type nerd. A native Brazilian and graduate from the School of Visual Arts, Claudia has worked for several notable publications, including WIRED Magazine as Design Director. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Typography at the California College of the Arts and co-owner of design studio Banquinho (the Tiny Bank).

AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, enhance professional development, and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all.

The Printing Museum, founded in 1979, is one of four printing museums in the country. The museum’s mission is to promote, preserve, and share the knowledge of printed communication and art as the greatest contributors to the development of the civilized world and the continuing advancement of freedom and literacy. Through its permanent collection of historical documents, fine art prints, and antique printing equipment, the museum narrates the ways in which printing technologies have transformed lives. In addition, the museum’s three gallery spaces devoted to temporary exhibitions and four working studios dedicated to book arts and fine art printing, demonstrate the contemporary impact of printing on society.